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[DVD_Recorders] Certificate to Operate account.cicb Wed Aug 06 19:01:00 2008

The crane operators receive training and authorization from their
companies to operate a crane before they are considered qualified to
do so.  It establishes a standard for crane operator training and
certification for both general industry and construction.

        A competency-driven crane operator certification will lead to a
higher level of safety for all workers on a construction site and the
general public. For employers, this adds up to savings in both
compensation expenditures and in related indirect costs such as lost
productivity, damaged equipment and recruiting replacement staff.
        
        The operator will be given a crane operator certification as well as
an action plan by which to increase the skill level. This process is
designed not to put anyone out of work but to bring everyone up to a
common minimum standard. This may result in an operator not being able
to perform certain types of lifts without proper supervision until a
re-assessment has been successfully completed. The assessment will be
retaken once the applicant has addressed the defined issues and is
confident that they are now ready for re-assessment. This is
applicable for both the theory and practical assessments. 

        The Regulation, developed after broad consultation with employers,
labor, and municipal authorities, applies to all crane operators and
defines the competencies required to move through three levels. Each
level would give clarity to the types of equipment people are
qualified to operate at any given point in time. Operators, as they
are able to prove competencies, will be able to move through the
levels. For more information about certification and its processes,
visit the crane operator certification for more details.